Durable Solutions for Internally Displaced Persons
Course length: 3.5 hours
Explore what durable solutions means for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in this 3.5-hour online course. Developed by GP2.0 Initiative on Internal Displacement and UNHCR, the course covers frameworks, key planning and partnership tools, as well as practical strategies to advance durable solutions for IDPs.

This course is designed for urban stakeholders working on issues related to IDPs, including local, subregional and national government officials, NGOs and CSOs, academics, private sector actors, students, communities affected by displacement, and other humanitarian, development and peacebuilding actors, as well as anyone interested in the challenges faced by IDPs.

Start date: Whenever you want. This is a self-paced course.
Duration: About 3.5 hours.
Fees: None

Partners only: Environmental and Social Safeguards System 3 Basic Training

This course is accessible exclusively for UN-Habitat partners in possession of an enrollment key.

At the end of this Basic Training, you will have learned:

  • What the Environmental and Social Safeguards System 3.0 is;
  • Why an Environmental and Social Safeguards System is critical for our project and programme management;
  • The key concepts of the Environmental and Social Safeguards System 3.0;
  • Where to find additional reference material to implement the Environmental and Social Safeguards System 3.0

Materials & Duration:
30 minutes, including final quiz

Building urban climate resilience through Ecosystem-based Adaptation
This course introduces you to the concept of Ecosystem-based Adaptation, and guides you in the planning and implementation of Ecosystem-based Adaptation projects. This will help your city to implement local climate action, contributing to achieving the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The course is intended for local and national government staff, and local stakeholders working with urban development, including NGOs, CBOs, the private sector, as well as employees in the United Nations and other international organizations, as well as anyone who wants to find out more about Ecosystem-based Adaptation at the local level.

Start date: Whenever you want. This is a self-paced course.
Duration: About 2 hours.
Fees: None
How to guide sustainable urbanization with National Urban Policies
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National Urban Policies (NUP) have increasingly been adopted by countries in enhancing sustainable urban development and the achievement of the global agendas such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the New Urban Agenda (NUA). NUP was selected as one of the ten thematic policy units affirming the instrumental nature of the NUA in preparation of Habitat III. The NUA puts emphasis on NUP as one of the five pillars of implementation and encourages the need for capacity of the governments to develop and implement these policies. NUP have been proposed to be used as monitoring tools for the SDGs through indicator 11.a.1.

The course takes about 2 hours to complete.

The objective of this course is to understand:

  • What NUP is and its role towards sustainable urbanization
  • The NUP process and how it is conducted in practice
  • How to conduct the NUP assessment/review
  • How NUP relates to other sectors